It’s busy times for this chick – filming like mad, opening up & working at the cottage – this year our dock (our big beautiful 10 X 16 dock, boo hoo) was taken away by the “once in a hundred years” crazy high water level. So it’s planning and rebuilding among the many other tasks that go along with getting the property ready for the season. The Boys are happy, though, Labs and water, fresh air and freedom! So, I haven’t had much time in the kitchen, but do I have some purrfect recipes from my show, Fido & Wine, to share! We often get viewers writing in asking about recipes for cats, so we did heed the call and Fluffy & Wine came to be. This is a great show (free for now online in Canada) if you want to watch our host Laura make these tuna treats, or our vet expert Dr. Anya showing you how to make a home cooked meal. And as if that isn’t enough – if you’re interested in feeding raw to your cat – we even have a guest showing us what she whips up for her cat, Casey! Here are the recipes for both the Tasty Tuna Treats and Dr. Anya’s home cooked cat food. Meow.
½ can tuna
1 cup breadcrumbs
First, preheat your oven to 350. This is so easy – just mix all four ingredients together. Start with ½ a can of tuna. Just break apart the chunks of tuna. Add all of the liquid from the can to it. Next, add in a cup of breadcrumbs. Then one large egg…and finally, the ingredient that makes these so irresistible to cats – CATNIP! Mix together and form these into a bit of a dough ball using some parchment paper. This is a bit crumbly, so the easiest thing to do is to use the parchment paper to help you form it. Once it’s come together, just roll it out to about a 1/8th to a 1/4 inch thick. Then use your knife to gently cut them into little squares. Simply place on a baking tray (you can leave them on the parchment paper – less mess) and pop these in the oven for 6-10 minutes. You just want them to get a little brown.
Since we aren’t adding preservatives, keep these in the fridge for 3-5 days and you can always freeze some for later if you like.
DR. ANYA YUSCHENKO’S – HOME COOKED RECIPE FOR CATS
Cats are obligate carnivores – they have to have meat. Dr. Anya’s recipe tries to recreate what they would eat in the wild: 75% meat/bone, 25% roughage. Here’s how you do it: